15 days in Zhengding County & Yunnan Itinerary

15 days in Zhengding County & Yunnan Itinerary

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Zhengding County
— 1 night
Drive to Shijiazhuang Daguocun International Airport, Fly to Kunming Changshui International Airport
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Kunming
— 4 nights
Train
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Dali
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lijiang
— 5 nights
Drive
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Shangri-La County
— 2 nights
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Zhengding County

— 1 night
On the 8th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Moni Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Longxing Temple, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Guanghui Temple and Huata Tower. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kai Yuan Si and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Baoduzhai.

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Beijing to Zhengding County is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In March in Zhengding County, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kunming.

Things to do in Zhengding County

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Kunming

— 4 nights

City of Eternal Spring

With a temperate climate at 2,000 m (6,600 ft) and a variety of tourist attractions, Kunming makes a popular gateway for exploring Yunnan Province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kunming World Expo and Yuantong Temple. Get outdoors at Green Lake (Cui Hu) and Kunming Qinglong Canyon. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Kunming Zoo, take in the awesome beauty at Jindian Park, browse the fresh offerings at Zhuanxin Wet Market, and walk around Yuantong shan.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kunming journey builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zhengding County to Kunming. Traveling from Zhengding County in March, expect Kunming to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Dali.

Things to do in Kunming

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Dali

— 2 nights
Combining a glorious past with modern conveniences and scenic natural surroundings, Dali stands out as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Yunnan, perched in a strategic location and boasting fertile fields for agriculture.
Step out of the city life by going to Erhai Lake and Weibao Mountain. Step off the beaten path and head to Four Scenic Resorts of Dali and Da Li Shi Kong Guo Shi Museum. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dali Erhai Tianjing Temple, wander the streets of Dali Ancient, and don't miss a visit to Dali Catholic Church.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Dali road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Kunming to Dali in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lijiang.

Things to do in Dali

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Lijiang

— 5 nights

Suzhou on the Plateau

The cultural capital of the Naxi people, one of the 55 minority ethnic groups in the country, Lijang traces its history back over 800 years, with the city developing from a trading post on the ancient Southern Silk Road.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yulong Snow Mountain Ski Area and Ganhaizi Pasture. Step out of the city life by going to Thin Strip of Sky of Lijiang and Lijiang Spruce Plain. Change things up with a short trip to Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain in Yulong County (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Old Town of Lijiang - China, admire the local landmark of Black Dragon Pond Park, trek along with Lijiang Guides - Day Tours, and step off the mainland to explore Bird Island, Lijiang.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lijiang travel route planner.

Drive from Dali to Lijiang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Shangri-La County.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Shangri-La County

— 2 nights
Known previously as Zhongdian, Shangri-La County gained its current name in an attempt by city officials to promote tourism.
On the 20th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Tubo Tibetan Thangka Store and then take in the awesome beauty at Lanyue Mountain Valley. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Dukezong Ancient Town and then explore the activities along Bitahai Nature Reserve.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Shangri-La County route planning tool.

You can drive from Lijiang to Shangri-La County in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shangri-La County

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Yunnan travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Bodies of Water
One of the most diverse provinces in China, Yunnan offers a wide range of attractions, ranging from UNESCO-protected stone forest formations to ancient Tibetan monasteries. Sightseeing in Yunnan includes visits to picturesque old town zones--some of the best-preserved in China--as well as seeing some of the country's most elaborate pagodas. Yunnan’s intact nature--which sits relatively close to urban areas--as well as year-round, spring-like climate provides excellent hiking opportunities. You can hike in beautiful nature along well-maintained trails and see spectacular rice terraces, swim in one of the deepest and cleanest lakes in China, or visit a diverse range of ethnic villages. Buy some delicious local tea and try some exquisite rice noodles.